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BIOL 36700 Principles of Development

Session Offered:

Spring Credit 2.0


BIOL 23100 or 27000 and 24100 or 28000.  Restriction until open registration:  Must be enrolled in one of the following programs:  BIOLOGY EDUCATION-BS or BIOLOGY-BS


This course deals with the process by which the genes in the fertilized egg control cell behavior in the embryo and so determine the nature of the animal or plant.  The emphasis is on early development and the laying down of body plan and organ systems in various model systems (Drosophila, nematode, Arabidopsis, zebra fish, mouse, chick, and frog). 




Title: Principles of Developmental Biology
Author: Sarah Hake
ISBN: 9780393974300


Evening Exams Required. 


Grading will be based on the following:

1) Homework and quizzes: 10 homework/ short in class tests >60 points; 2) Exams: three mid-term and one final exam >300 points; 3) 12 Laboratory reports >96 points; 4) Presentation: one student presentation in laboratory >36 points. 5) Discussion/ essay: one laboratory discussion/ essay > 8 points. Total of 500 points. Final grades:  A: 85-100%; B: 75-84%; C: 65-74%; D: 55-64%; F: Below 54%.

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